A Structural Model of School Effectiveness of Public Elementary School Administrators in Southern Mindanao, Philippines

Ruena T. Ganad


The study aimed to develop and derive the best fit model of school effectiveness of public elementary schools in Davao Region as basis for a leadership enhancement program. Descriptive, correlational, and causal methods were used to describe the level of the variables, to test whether significant relationship exists between the variables, and to test whether leadership behavior, organizational support and team-building practices predict school effectiveness. Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient, multiple linear regression and structural equation modeling (SEM) were used as statistical methods to arrive at the findings and conclusions. Findings revealed that public elementary school administrators are experts in terms of school and instructional leadership. School administrators have agreeable degree of organizational support to their school organizations and they always practice team building in terms of problem-solving, communicating, planning and implementing. The level of public elementary school administrators’ effectiveness was excellent. Leadership behavior, organizational support and team building practices of public elementary school administrators significantly correlate with school effectiveness. Leadership behavior, organizational support, and team building practices explained 66 percent of school effectiveness. The best fit model of school effectiveness was that one which surpassed most of the goodness-of-fit indices.


Structural model, school effectiveness, school administrators

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